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New Projects: Carbon, Agribusiness Management & Viticulture

Two new projects are now underway to review qualifications, skill sets and units of competency relating to carbon farming, agribusiness management and viticulture.

The projects were approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) after these skills were identified as a priority in the 2018–2021 Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

Carbon & Agribusiness Management Project

This project will review and develop agribusiness qualifications, carbon farming* skill sets and related units of competency so that all job functions are accurately described, with appropriate current knowledge and skill needs.

*Carbon farming includes conservation, land management and farming activities that reduce emissions or sequester carbon dioxide in the landscape.

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Viticulture Project

The Diploma of Viticulture and related units of competency will be reviewed to meet industry expectations for skills in leadership and management in vineyard operations. The outcome will be an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5 qualification for employees.

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Opportunities for stakeholder input

Stakeholder input is appreciated throughout the duration of these projects. The qualifications, skill sets and units need to reflect real work experience. So if you work in the sector, Skills Impact would appreciate your input and help. To keep informed of project updates and consultation opportunities, please feel free to register your interest fby following the newsletter subscription link below.

We invite you to provide your feedback on the existing units, skill sets and qualifications that will be reviewed as part of each project. These documents can be viewed on the project webpages. Your feedback is welcomed at any time. Please feel free to call us on 03 9321 3526, or contact the relevant project manager:

Carbon & Agribusiness Management Project
Cathy Beven – [email protected] 

Viticulture Project
Andrea Hayman – [email protected]


Further Projects Being Scoped:

Skills Impact are currently in consultation with the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training about the skills activities that will make up the scope of work for three further projects in the agriculture and horticulture industries. The projects will address skills priorities in:

  • Sports Turf Skills
  • Arboriculture Services
  • Horticulture Technology

Project webpages with further information will be available once details have been finalised.


Register your interest in the project

Subscribe to the Skills Impact newsletter to keep informed about project updates and opportunities to provide input and feedback. Make sure to select ‘Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation & Land Management’ as your industry of interest on the subscription form.